Raleigh Metro Area

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  4. Raleigh Metro Area Employment Information
  5. Raleigh Metro Area Family Information
  6. Raleigh Metro Area Education Information
  7. Raleigh Metro Area Business Information
  8. Raleigh Metro Area Public Benefits Information
  9. Raleigh Metro Area Criminal Information
  10. Raleigh Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Raleigh Metro Area Counties
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Raleigh Metro Area Legal Resources

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Raleigh Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 797,071
  • Land Area (2000): 5,479.900 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 82.456 square kilometers

Raleigh Metro Area Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
2003 868,120 2005 929,889 2006 968,631
2004 898,584     2007 1,033,679

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Houses (2000): 329,513

Raleigh Metro Area Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 1,191,756 74.53%
 Rural, Farm 14,628 0.91%
 Rural, Non-farm 392,634 24.55%

Raleigh Metro Area Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Raleigh Metro Area Employment Information

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Raleigh Metro Area Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 319,873 310,515 9,359 2.93% 29
1991 327,509 314,951 12,558 3.83% 38
1992 339,055 325,399 13,656 4.03% 40
1993 348,387 336,589 11,798 3.39% 34
1994 360,302 350,566 9,736 2.70% 27
1995 373,332 363,674 9,658 2.59% 26
1996 398,051 388,984 9,067 2.28% 23
1997 418,257 410,050 8,207 1.96% 20
1998 433,402 425,827 7,575 1.75% 18
1999 447,260 440,294 6,967 1.56% 16
2000 454,464 442,929 11,535 2.54% 25
2001 465,135 445,985 19,150 4.12% 41
2002 471,915 445,069 26,847 5.69% 57
2003 477,871 452,149 25,721 5.38% 54
2004 486,710 465,165 21,545 4.43% 44
2005 503,730 482,607 21,123 4.19% 42
2006 529,683 510,101 19,581 3.70% 37
2007 539,855 520,592 19,263 3.57% 36
2008 549,605 523,949 25,657 4.67% 47
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 541,757 520,216 21,541 3.98% 40
Feb 2008 543,590 520,956 22,634 4.16% 42
Mar 2008 543,540 521,309 22,231 4.09% 41
Apr 2008 546,456 524,609 21,847 4.00% 40
May 2008 549,092 523,560 25,532 4.65% 46
Jun 2008 553,204 525,696 27,508 4.97% 50
Jul 2008 565,602 534,745 30,857 5.46% 55
Aug 2008 553,434 523,605 29,829 5.39% 54
Sep 2008 549,774 520,844 28,930 5.26% 53
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Raleigh Metro Area Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 64,422 13.96%
2. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 51,374 11.14%
3. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 25,460 5.52%
4. Public Administration 24,454 5.30%
5. Accommodation and Food Services 22,774 4.94%
6. Educational Services 22,034 4.78%
7. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 17,512 3.80%
8. Finance and Insurance 14,546 3.15%
9. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 13,646 2.96%
10. Health Care 12,632 2.74%
11. Repair and Maintenance 10,390 2.25%
12. Chemical Manufacturing 10,310 2.23%
13. Food and Beverage Stores 9,278 2.01%
14. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 8,252 1.79%
15. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 8,224 1.78%
16. Radio, Television, and Computer Stores 7,396 1.60%
17. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 6,442 1.40%
18. Utilities 6,214 1.35%
19. Truck Transportation 6,188 1.34%
20. Building Materials / Hardware / Lawn and Garden Supplies 5,952 1.29%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Educational Services 49,530 12.69%
2. Health Care 46,094 11.81%
3. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 37,130 9.51%
4. Public Administration 26,164 6.70%
5. Finance and Insurance 23,466 6.01%
6. Accommodation and Food Services 21,538 5.52%
7. Social Assistance 14,456 3.70%
8. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 12,940 3.32%
9. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 11,782 3.02%
10. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 8,626 2.21%
11. Department and Other General Stores 8,376 2.15%
12. Chemical Manufacturing 8,288 2.12%
13. Construction 7,876 2.02%
14. Personal and Laundry Services 7,556 1.94%
15. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 7,518 1.93%
16. Food and Beverage Stores 7,384 1.89%
17. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 6,984 1.79%
18. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 5,598 1.43%
19. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 4,926 1.26%
20. Radio, Television, and Computer Stores 4,234 1.08%

Raleigh Metro Area Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Computer Specialists 37,558 8.14%
2. Other Management Occupations 28,574 6.19%
3. Other Sales and Related Occupations 18,530 4.02%
4. Engineers 18,008 3.90%
5. Other Installation / Maintenance 17,836 3.87%
6. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 16,754 3.63%
7. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 15,398 3.34%
8. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 13,600 2.95%
9. Other Production Occupations 13,162 2.85%
10. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 13,120 2.84%
11. Top Executives 12,510 2.71%
12. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 11,408 2.47%
13. Business Operations Specialists 10,902 2.36%
14. Operations Managers Non Finance 10,570 2.29%
15. Carpenters 10,230 2.22%
16. Vehicle Mechanics 9,458 2.05%
17. Other Construction Trades 9,444 2.05%
18. Other Office and Admin Support 8,368 1.81%
19. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 8,212 1.78%
20. Advertising / Marketing / PR / Sales 7,502 1.63%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Office and Admin Support 25,094 6.43%
2. Secretaries and Admins 22,340 5.72%
3. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 19,826 5.08%
4. Other Management Occupations 16,930 4.34%
5. Computer Specialists 15,122 3.87%
6. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 14,066 3.60%
7. Business Operations Specialists 13,696 3.51%
8. Other Sales and Related Occupations 13,166 3.37%
9. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 12,158 3.12%
10. Registered Nurses 11,848 3.04%
11. Cashiers 10,136 2.60%
12. Accountants and Auditors 9,396 2.41%
13. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 9,276 2.38%
14. Health Technologists and Technicians 9,056 2.32%
15. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 8,650 2.22%
16. Customer Service Representatives 8,538 2.19%
17. Other Production Occupations 8,510 2.18%
18. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 7,658 1.96%
19. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 7,212 1.85%
20. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 6,904 1.77%

Raleigh Metro Area Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 785,282 63.66%
15-35 hours 137,618 11.16%
1-14 hours 35,583 2.88%
No regular hours 275,047 22.30%

Raleigh Metro Area Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 17,198 2.12%
5 AM-5:29 AM 13,599 1.67%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 24,466 3.01%
6 AM-6:29 AM 63,609 7.83%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 96,591 11.90%
7 AM-7:29 AM 151,641 18.68%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 139,448 17.17%
8 AM-8:29 AM 102,845 12.67%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 49,367 6.08%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 45,958 5.66%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 16,762 2.06%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 7,811 0.96%
Noon-3:59 PM 40,031 4.93%
4 PM-11:59 PM 42,607 5.25%

Raleigh Metro Area Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 18,062 2.22%
5-9 65,382 8.05%
10-14 101,551 12.51%
15-19 124,407 15.32%
20-24 133,808 16.48%
25-29 58,155 7.16%
30-34 134,388 16.55%
35-39 28,901 3.56%
40-44 31,123 3.83%
45-59 67,259 8.28%
60-89 32,766 4.04%
At least 90 16,131 1.99%

Raleigh Metro Area Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 3,921 0.48% 497,444 61.27%
30-44 1,658 0.20% 192,754 23.74%
45-59 896 0.11% 66,363 8.17%
At least 60 2,400 0.30% 46,497 5.73%

Raleigh Metro Area Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 1,360 0.16%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 102,119 12.14%
 Car / truck / van, solo 679,504 80.78%
 Motorcycle 854 0.10%
 Other 5,995 0.71%
 Public transportation 8,875 1.06%
 Walked 13,226 1.57%
 Worked at home 29,270 3.48%

Raleigh Metro Area Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Raleigh Metro Area Family Information

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Households (2000): 613,352 (1,549,806 people)
Families (2000): 413,528 (1,260,940 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 192,765
People at same address in 1995: 657,744

Raleigh Metro Area Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 41,279 6.71%
$10,000-$14,999 25,778 4.19%
$15,000-$19,999 28,545 4.64%
$20,000-$24,999 32,687 5.31%
$25,000-$29,999 34,791 5.65%
$30,000-$34,999 36,750 5.97%
$35,000-$39,999 34,019 5.53%
$40,000-$44,999 33,383 5.42%
$45,000-$49,999 30,148 4.90%
$50,000-$59,999 59,975 9.74%
$60,000-$74,999 74,033 12.03%
$75,000-$99,999 80,326 13.05%
$100,000-$124,999 45,463 7.39%
$125,000-$149,999 23,562 3.83%
$150,000-$199,999 19,195 3.12%
$200,000 or more 15,604 2.54%

Raleigh Metro Area Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 77,132 25.17%
 Family, 2 people 84,813 27.67%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 18,569 6.06%
 Family, 3 people 50,435 16.46%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 3,434 1.12%
 Family, 4 people 44,872 14.64%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 1,311 0.43%
 Family, 5 people 16,808 5.48%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 382 0.12%
 Family, 6 people 5,304 1.73%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 159 0.05%
 Family, 7 or more people 3,100 1.01%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 159 0.05%

Raleigh Metro Area Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 543,222 32.83%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 228,805 13.83%
Public Assistance 11,578 0.70%
Retirement 81,251 4.91%
Self Employment 76,372 4.62%
Social Security 106,619 6.44%
Supplemental Security 16,045 0.97%
Wage / Salary 528,116 31.91%
Other 62,799 3.79%

Raleigh Metro Area Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 167,188 50.13%
 With children under 18 166,296 49.87%

Raleigh Metro Area Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 42,713 6.96%
 Married 376,288 61.29%
 Never Married 185,522 30.22%
 Widowed 9,440 1.54%

Raleigh Metro Area Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 62,075 9.70%
 Married 372,876 58.28%
 Never Married 157,529 24.62%
 Widowed 47,320 7.40%

Raleigh Metro Area Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Raleigh Metro Area Education Information

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Raleigh Metro Area Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 60,936 5.10%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 117,721 9.84%
 High school diploma or equivalent 252,545 21.12%
 Some college, no degree 269,531 22.54%
 Associate degree 84,190 7.04%
 Bachelors degree 286,320 23.94%
 Graduate or professional degree 124,539 10.41%

Raleigh Metro Area Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 12,341 1.55% 20,853 2.62% 33,194 4.16%
Kindergarten 21,558 2.70% 3,087 0.39% 24,645 3.09%
Grades 1-4 86,568 10.86% 8,909 1.12% 95,477 11.98%
Grades 5-8 82,604 10.36% 7,610 0.95% 90,214 11.32%
Grades 9-12 70,579 8.85% 7,628 0.96% 78,207 9.81%
Undergrad college 73,393 9.21% 19,289 2.42% 92,682 11.63%
Graduate or professional school 17,446 2.19% 5,403 0.68% 22,849 2.87%
Total 364,489 45.73% 72,779 9.13% 437,268 54.86%

Raleigh Metro Area Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Raleigh Metro Area Business Information

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Raleigh Metro Area Businesses Changes By Year

Year  Business Births  Business Deaths
2003 3,000 2,342
2004 3,113 2,437

Raleigh Metro Area Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Raleigh Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Raleigh Metro Area Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 1,417,880 91.11%
 Below Poverty Level 138,302 8.89%

Raleigh Metro Area Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Raleigh Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 4,520

Raleigh Metro Area Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
2003 2.186 0.190 0.035 1.242 3.653 0.000 8.432 23.658 2.618 34.708
2004 1.961 0.205 0.041 1.075 3.282 0.000 7.107 20.156 2.254 29.516
2005 1.929 0.206 0.033 1.113 3.282 0.000 7.710 19.111 2.042 28.863
2006 2.227 0.209 0.038 1.110 3.583 0.000 7.733 19.359 2.105 29.197
2007 1.881 0.202 0.036 1.131 3.250 0.000 6.974 18.529 2.051 27.554

Raleigh Metro Area Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Raleigh Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Raleigh Metro Area Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 116,748 14.65%
10-19 Years 106,520 13.36%
20-29 Years 128,212 16.09%
30-39 Years 148,228 18.60%
40-49 Years 126,882 15.92%
50-59 Years 82,589 10.36%
60-69 Years 43,516 5.46%
70-79 Years 29,395 3.69%
80-89 Years 12,732 1.60%
90+ Years 2,249 0.28%

Raleigh Metro Area Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 395,344 49.60%
 Female 401,727 50.40%

Raleigh Metro Area Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 561,365 70.43%
 African-American 155,743 19.54%
 Hispanic/Latino 45,525 5.71%
 Asian 21,675 2.72%
 Multiracial 9,151 1.15%
 Amerindian 2,420 0.30%
 Other Race 971 0.12%
 Pacific Islander 221 0.03%

Raleigh Metro Area Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. English 195,411 17.73%
2. United States Or American 178,766 16.22%
3. German 173,137 15.71%
4. Irish 143,973 13.06%
5. Italian 61,018 5.53%
6. Scotch Irish 47,692 4.33%
7. Scottish 41,846 3.80%
8. French Non-Basque 34,742 3.15%
9. Polish 30,812 2.79%
10. European 20,580 1.87%

Raleigh Metro Area Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 1,314,443 88.67%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 89,808 6.06%
3. Chinese 9,102 0.61%
4. French 9,027 0.61%
5. Arabic 6,530 0.44%
6. German 5,580 0.38%
7. African 4,600 0.31%
8. Vietnamese 4,062 0.27%
9. Korean 3,922 0.26%
10. Other Asian 3,874 0.26%

Raleigh Metro Area Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 1,459,880 91.30%
 Naturalized immigrant 35,795 2.24%
 Not a citizen 103,343 6.46%

Raleigh Metro Area Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Raleigh Metro Area Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


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